I still stand by this. Not a great Duke team. Iowa is not as good as I’d hoped. ExpectedGuys as far as Duke goes, this team is trash. Iowa should be able to at the very least keep this close.
Some sloppy defense tonight. A bigger concern was the apparent inability to show up for the moment. This team is mentally tougher than the Uthoff/Gesell teams a d that didn't show up tonight. When shots aren't falling maybe you should work for easier ones. But we missed some at point blank range as well..Rebraca is the only guy that showed up to play hard tonight and he’s improved a great deal since last year. Undersized yes but he plays longer than he is.
A team that is longer, quicker and better than you can make you look pretty dumb.Also, outside of Conner, pretty basketball dumb so far. We don’t get good looks, don’t take good shots and a lot of forced turnovers. Until Kris figures out how to handle being a marked man, we’re going to have a hard time beating anyone with size
While it is at Carver, with such a short turnaround, the only thing to do is rest and just focus on good form free-throws (60% vs Duke and 38 for 61 - 62% last 3 games - c'mon!) and quick pass 3-point shooting (19% vs Duke and 16 for 61 - 26% last 3 games - that's terrible!) Wednesday and Thurs am.Iowa gets home sometime Wed. morning and plays ISU again Thursday. ISU plays us fully rested since last playing Sunday.